What is Mathematics Education?
Mathematics Education is a field of study associated with the learning, observation, and teaching of numbers, quantities, arrangements, structures,
patterns, shapes, and space as well as algebraic equations, geometry, and theorems
etc., and is used to understand the world around us.
Why should I consider majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education?
If you are passionate about mathematics and want to share this knowledge, you might
want to consider becoming a math teacher. You might enjoy combining your passion for mathematics with your love for children
and young adults through a career in teaching.
A mathematics educator should have a thorough understanding of times tables, fractions algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus, and more. Teachers
of mathematics should be able to teach their students how to solve problems, break
down equations, and recognize and use mathematical formulas. Good communication skills
and a positive attitude are also essential.
What will I learn from studying Secondary Mathematics Education?
Outside of the given math courses students must take to complete this program, students
majoring in our Mathematics Education program will also develop skills, concepts,
and methodologies in the following areas:
Child Development, which will provide students with the basic information on child
development prenatally to adolescence; Psychology with emphasis on behavioral phenomena,
learning, motivation, personality adjustment, and assessment techniques; The history
and development of the American education system from pre-school to higher education;
Philosophies of education; Public speaking, and more!
What career fields are related to Secondary Mathematics Education?
|Public School Mathematics Teacher
||Private School Mathematics Teacher
||General Mathematics Teacher
Mathematics Teacher Education Course Curriculum
Students seeking program completion from FAMU’s state approved teacher education programs
must successfully complete the following requirements:
- Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program
- All course work with the required cumulative GPA of 2.50
- Student teaching experience
- A portfolio which documents mastery of the Twelve Florida Accomplished Practices
- Pass General Knowledge Tests and all subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification
- External Evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability
- Internal Evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability
Check out the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)
FTCE Information Here!